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with the news edge at 11:00. >> major developments in a cia sex scandal in an agency in which keeping secrets is next to impossible, it appears in officials had no idea david petraeus was ago an fair until shortly before you heard about it -- an affair until shortly before you heard about it. now the investigation is moving forward. the charlotte reporter said the fbi entered the mistress' home tonight to remove boxes. will thomas is here to explain how the personal relationship between a target of the fbi investigation. >> we're at the point now where lawmakers are asking questions abou the security of classified information that could have fallen into the hands of a mistress and general petraeus was supposed to testify this week about the benghazi attack. now what? let me begin with how this all started. first the mistress of general petraeus paula broadwell is accused of sending harassing e- mails to jill kelley. she was a friend of petraeus who may have been viewed as getting a little too close to him. kelley reported the e-mails to he fbi. that's when agents discovered the affair between
with petraeus led to his resignation as the head of the cia last friday. the fbi is said to be looking at thousands of documents and e- mails detailing communication between kelley and allen. >> the fbi is also working on a time line of the fair between broadwell and petraeus and how long officials may have known about it before word got out. yesterday, agents were at broadwell's home in charlotte, income np a spokeswoman would not comment on what the agents were doing at the home. >>> congress returns to work today, no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so- called fiscal cliff. president obama and vice president biden will be meeting with leaders from the labor community today to discuss ways to keep the economy growing and find the balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. efi >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sent
and their families tried to scram el bend jump off. 17 were hurt including 10 in critical condition. >>> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress today for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. today's hearing will only focus on matters related to the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three others. we're also learning that the acting director of the cia, michael morel, is ordering an internal probe of the sex scandal. >>> now to the middle east, where fighting he is clast between israel and hamas. 500 rockets have been fired on israel in the last couple of days. -- where fighting escalates. israel has launched 150 air strikes against the palestinian militants since wednesday but held off for three hours early today because evening magazine incident's prime minister visited gaza. he says he is witnessing a disaster. egypt is trying to play a mediating role. >>> we are on traffic watch in virginia this morning where the 495 express lanes are set to open. tomorrow is the big day and fox 5's sherry ly is live in
this morning. former cia director petraeus giving testimony this morning at 8:30. >> today's testimony is not about the extramarital affair that cost him his job. lawmakers want to know what they can tell them about the deadly u.s. consulate attack in libya. as doug luzader reports now, they'll ask if his testimony matches other top officials'. >> reporter: this is all going to be behind closed doors ns about his personal life, today the questions are going to focus on the benghazi attack and specifically whether the petraeus version of events matches what we heard again and again from u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice in the aftermath. former cia director david petraeus has been here on capitol hill time and time again. but today before the senate and house intelligence committee is shrouded in secrecy. he may have a blow by blow attack on what happened in benghazi, libya, that led to the death of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> director petraeus went to the people, as i understood it, that were involved. so the oppo
on-time traffic. >>> one central question has been answered but man more will follow. former cia director david petraeus will testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> president obama continues to come to the defense of one of the key players under scrutiny during a news conference at the white house. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on this > reporter: the controversies over this matter just keep piling on. the most recent regarding the resignation of ex-cia director general david petraeus and as you said, we did learn he will testify friday morning in a closed door hearing before the house intelligence committee. petraeus we know had visit libya on his own, conducted his own investigation into what happened there. his testimony will be before the house intelligence committee about those matters, about what he discovered but not about his affair. today, members of congress will press high-ranking intelligence officials about what really happened in benghazi. president obama addressed a multiflying controversies in his first post-election press confere
petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks. >> it is not a coincidence to me. he is the one who probably knows most about what happened or didn't happen there and if this is homing over his head when he went to go brief the united states senate, did that influence the way, the direction and the story he told? >> reporter: a pentagon official says 20,00
with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation and now in the hands of the inspector general. >> and shines a brighter spotlight into david patraeus. overnight fbi agents saefrped the home of the alleged mistress with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary penetta says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and for most. >> and as far as general allen is c
petraeus quit as cia director after admitting an fair with paula broadwell. questions now are raised if broadwell had access to classified information like this comment during a speech in october. >> the cia had taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. >> reporter: the fbi reportedly informed petraeus that broadwell was sending anonymous e-mails to this woman, jill kelley, a petraeus family friend warning her to stay away from him. >> our security would certainly be the security concern. >> reporter: peter ernest executive director of the spy museum says the scandal has the potential to threaten national security. >> whether it's the director or simply a case officer or an analyst, if there is something in their life that is illicit, illegal, and that would be -- they would not want to have exposed, it opens them to some sort of coercion. >> reporter: back in northwest d.c. neighbors told us a planned 40th birth da party for paula broadwell -- birthday party for paula broadwell was c
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